Paris World Games

Paris World Games

Paris World Games - Paris, France

  • Development Category
  • 07/07/2019 - 13/07/2019
  • U9-U19
  • Hostel (Free) or Hotel (Upgrade)
  • £/€60
  • Registration Is Open
  • 95/95 Available Places
  • Deadline Date: 31/03/2019

Detailed Information

After a successful 4th edition in 2018, the Paris World Games are back for a 5th consecutive one which will be held, as always, in the French Capital, this time from July 7th to July 13th 2019.

With around 400 teams from 35 different nations, at first, the Paris World Cup was a dream between volunteers on football fields for many years with a club in the heart of the French capital, Pitray-Olier Paris. Meanwhile, Christophe and François Claret de Fleurieu participated every year to the biggest world youth football cup in Sweden, the Gothia Cup. Agents for various events, they also organized a tournament famous for its high level in football and for its good organization, the PO Paris Tournament.

Tournaments Abroad are the exclusive referee providers for the Paris World Games, for both football and basketball. in 2019 we will welcome to this great event a group of 120 referees, want to be one of them?

All referees over the age of 18 are welcome to apply for the Paris World Games. Minors can also be accepted provided that they travel with a responsible adult or are part of an official group.

Referees accepted for the tournaments will get free accommodation in local hostels. Free accommodation starts on July 7th and ends on July 13th. Three free meals per day will also be provided, with breakfast and dinner served at the hostel and lunch offered as a snack or salad take-away package.

Referees will also receive a free transport pass that will allow them unlimited travel on all public transport within the city of Paris. The pass is not limited to travel to/from the games, and can be used at anytime until 23.59 of July 13th. It does also cover travel back to the airports (but not from), which are outside the city boundaries. The same pass is also valid for free or discounted entrance in some of the city’s museums.

Before the tournament referees are allocated to a category which will dictate what level of games they will be assigned to. During the tournament, depending on their performance on the field and assessors marks, they may be able to move up (or down) along the ladder, thus climbing to higher levels or be downgraded to lower levels.

Each referee can expect up to 2 or 3 assignments per day. All games will be referees in teams of 3 or 4.

The Paris World Games are a development tournament which aims at supporting up-and-coming referees from all around the world in becoming better match officials. In order to do so we welcome to the tournaments referee observers (assessors) interested in aiding these match officials offering them feedback.

Every year we require around twenty referee observers, as an observer you’ll be entitled to the same treatment as the referees which includes:

– Free accommodation from July 7th to July 13th

– Free breakfast, lunch and dinner starting with dinner on July 7th and finishing with lunch on July 13th. 

– Free public transport in Paris for the duration of the tournament. 

Referees will be accommodated free of charge in hostels, in close proximity to the pitches and to Paris city. For those willing to upgrade, reduced rates will be offered for hotels belonging to the “Accor Hotels” chain such as Formule 1, Ibis Budget, Ibis or Novotel.

Prices for upgrades will be available later in 2019. They’ll start at around €15 per night.

For more details, you can contact us.

The hostel that was used during the two previous years is the “Auberge de jeunesse Hi Paris Le d’Artagnan”.

Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France, has the well deserved reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic of all cities, brimming with historic associations and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design. Dubbed the City of Light (la Ville Lumière) and Capital of Fashion, it is home to the world’s finest and most luxurious fashion designers and cosmetics, such as Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Guerlain, Lancôme, L’Oréal, Clarins, etc. A large part of the city, including the River Seine, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has the second highest number of Michelin restaurants in the world (after Tokyo) and contains numerous iconic landmarks, such as the world’s most visited tourist site the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge, and Lido, making it the most popular tourist destination in the world with 45 million tourists annually.

Paris, being one of the most important cities in the world , can be reached by various transport methods: flights, trains, buses and much more.

For flights, three airports are available: Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Paris Orly (ORY) and Paris Beauvais (BVA). The closest one to the tournament headquarters being ORY, with CDG a short distance away. Direct train connections from the airports into the city centre take between 45 minutes and 1 hour and cost €10 for a one-way trip.

Paris Beuvais, although cheaper being a low-cost airport (most notably Ryanair’s airport in Paris), also involves a long and costly bus journey into the city (2 hours, €20 one-way), followed by another long trip by metro to reach the tournament area.

If arriving by train is an option, it should be preferred, as most international lines stop at Paris Gare du Nord or Paris Gare de l’Est, both railway stations (as well as others) are in the city centre, and just a couple of metro stops away from the tournament area. Finally, you may also reach Paris by bus (

Referees will have to pay for the cost of transport to the tournament area. The trip back to the airports will be covered by the tournament’s transport pass.

“Refereeing in Paris gave me an opportunity to learn from referees and observers from all around the world and also to showcase my skills as a referee”

Gabe Billings


“The Paris World Games were a fantastic experience! I learned a lot to develop me as a referee and I got in touch with many wonderful people from all over the world”

Tim Hendele


“The Paris World Games were an incredible experience and helped me improve my game back home. I’ve been very fortunate to referee in such a brilliant tournament”

Jack Wicks


Date(s) - 07/07/2019 - 13/07/2019
All Day


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